Cal Poly Report — March 11, 2020
Provost Finalist Open Forums to be Held Between March 9 and March 20
On behalf of the Provost Consultative Search Committee, co-chairs Amy Fleischer, College of Engineering dean; and Dustin Stegner, Academic Senate chair; announce that four finalists will be invited to visit campus between March 9 and March 20. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the open forum for the remaining three candidates on the following dates:
— Thursday, March 12, 11:10 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Performing Arts Center Pavilion.
— Monday, March 16, 11:10 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Advanced Technologies Laboratories (No. 7).
— Thursday, March 19, 11:10 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Advanced Technologies Laboratories.
Cal Poly Update on Coronavirus, Campus Response and Prevention
Cal Poly is actively monitoring the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. To date, there are no confirmed cases in San Luis Obispo County or at Cal Poly. The university is following the guidance of our public health partners, including the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The university is also working closely with the California State University Chancellor's Office for guidance on matters such as international travel and campus operations. On March 9, the CSU suspended all international and non-essential domestic travel through May 31. This includes all auxiliary organizations. Any outstanding university-related travel expenses already incurred will be honored, including non-refundable travel expenses. Visit the Campus Health and Wellbeing coronavirus webpage for more details. Cal Poly also encourages faculty, staff and students to forgo travel to domestic areas with a significant number of coronavirus cases (at present these include Seattle, New York, Los Angeles and the Bay Area).Campus Dining and other campus services will remain open during spring break. Anyone planning to travel internationally for non-university matters is asked to notify the campus where and when you plan to go by completing this online form. Prevention is key, and campus community members can follow the CDC’s guidance to protect themselves and others by washing hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes, staying home when sick, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily. Find more information and updates at https://chw.calpoly.edu/coronavirus.
Encourage Student Participation in Campus Survey on Sexual Violence
The university's Campus Survey on Sexual Violence is open to all undergraduate and graduate students until March 18. The purpose of this confidential survey is to collect information on students’ attitudes and beliefs around sexual violence, as well as its prevalence at Cal Poly. Survey findings will be used as part of continuous campus efforts to improve policies, prevention education and support systems for students. Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to participate in this important initiative by directing them to emails they received from Cal Poly (email@example.com) on Feb. 19 or March 2. Each student received an individualized link to participate. For a list of upcoming survey events, FAQs, outreach materials and support resources available to students, visit the survey website. Contact Safer or the Office of Equal Opportunity for additional information.
University Events Calendar Web Address Has Changed
The University Events Calendar has been updated. Visit the new site, eventscalendar.calpoly.edu, and update any bookmarks or links you have saved with the previous URL. The previous site, events.calpoly.edu, will direct users to the new webpage for a short period of time. The new Events Calendar webpage will provide information on what’s happening at Cal Poly, outline how to begin the event planning process on campus, highlight campus event planning policies, and catalog resources to assist those who are scheduling a campus event. Contact the Office of the Registrar, University Scheduling, with any questions related to this transition at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Campus Dining for National Nutrition Month
March is National Nutrition Month and Campus Dining will celebrate with tasty samples, healthy tips, and a variety of nutritious events that focus on the importance of eating right. With this year’s theme of “Powered by Plants,” visitors can expect healthful and plant-based items at each dining location throughout the month or March. Campus Dining registered dietitian Kelsey Mccourt, along with her team of Choose Well Ambassadors, will be available to answer questions and engage in nutrition-related conversation — just look for the green coats. Mccourt will take over the Campus Dining Instagram account (@cpcampusdining) on Tuesdays in March with healthy tips and recipes highlighting plant-powered options across campus. Healthy samples can be found in 805 Kitchen on Tuesday, March 17. Each week of March will have a different focus, starting with the importance of variety, followed by meal planning, cooking skills, and consulting a registered dietitian. For a schedule of events and more information visit the Campus Dining event page on Facebook, and follow campus dining at @cpcampusdining.
Faculty & Staff
TAPS Seeks to Improve Electric Vehicle Drivers’ Experience
Many campus community members take their sustainability commitments to the next level by driving electric vehicles (EVs). To reward their mindfulness, Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) wants to ensure the best on-campus experience possible. As EV use increases, TAPS is seeking feedback on the unique challenges that drivers face. The department wants to hear your ideas to bolster transportation and parking-related programs and services for use equity among community members. For that reason, the university is launching a new group to unite students, faculty and staff members who drive EVs. TAPS is developing a campus community to facilitate communication and disseminate information on Cal Poly’s EV program. To be added to this group’s list-serve, contact Cheryl Andrus with Commuter Services at email@example.com.
Canvas Workshops to be Held Over Spring Break
During the week of March 23, the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) will hold daily workshops to help faculty create their Canvas courses. These workshops will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will provide training on how to navigate the new learning management system, create and organize courses in Canvas, create gradebooks, learn about assessment tools and more. Register for a workshop here. In addition, the CTLT will offer several hourlong workshops on Canvas during the spring quarter and more daylong workshops over summer. For the latest list of workshops and for more information on Cal Poly’s transition to Canvas, visit here.
Canceled: March 25 Retired Faculty and Staff Association Luncheon at Kennedy Library
A luncheon with Dean of Library Services Adriana Popescu and her team with the Retired Faculty and Staff Association has been canceled. The event was set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 (during the academic break), at Kennedy Library (No. 35).
Katcho Achadjian, former state assemblyman, San Luis Obispo County supervisor and longtime supporter of Cal Poly, died last week. Achadjian immigrated to the U.S. in 1971 at the age of 19 and attended Cuesta College before transferring to Cal Poly, graduating in 1976 with a degree in business administration. Achadjian served three terms as San Luis Obispo County’s 4th District Supervisor, and served in the California State Assembly from 2010-16. Achadjian and his wife Araxie (Business Administration, ’90) stayed connected to Cal Poly. Achadjian was honored at the 2019 Honored Alumni celebration in November. Throughout his career, Achadjian mentored students, spoke to classes and supported the university. His most recent connection to Cal Poly is through the many hours he spent as a volunteer and mentor to students in Professor Chris Den Hartog's California Bill Project class in the Political Science Department. The class takes students through the Learn by Doing process of developing a bill, from its first inception to drafting the legislation and bringing it to a vote. The original idea for the class was born out of an idea that he brought to President Armstrong and developed with Den Hartog. He also accompanied Den Hartog and the students to Sacramento to help them lobby for their bills. His knowledge, connections, experience and expertise in the State Legislature were key in getting the bills passed.
Apply Now for Cal Poly Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy
The Cal Poly Police Department has announced its inaugural Citizen’s Police Academy, and all campus community members — including students, staff and faculty — are invited to sign up. The 10-week academy will give an inside look at the department and its operations and special units, as well as an overview of policies and procedures. Topics will include criminal and civil law, investigations, patrol procedures, crime prevention, K9 patrols, and more. Participants will also have the opportunity to tour law enforcement training facilities. The CPPD Citizen’s Police Academy will meet every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for a 10-week session beginning in April. To sign up or ask additional questions, email Deputy Chief Brenda Trobaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus Dining Chefs to Compete in March Madness-style Cooking Tournament
This month, Campus Dining chefs will face off in a three-week gastronomic tournament of champions. Chef Madness will pit four chef teams in spatula-to-spatula competition in 805 Kitchen, preparing delicious foods in three elimination rounds in which students and faculty members get to decide who will be crowned the champion. During the second round on March 11, chefs are challenged with putting their own spin on the dish of the week. Then, in the final round on March 18, judges will rate the two remaining chef teams’ meals one last time to choose who wins the title. The cookoffs begin at 11 a.m. each Wednesday, and judging begins at noon. Once the chefs prepare their dishes, 805 Kitchen guests can also sample them and pick their favorite.
Alumnus to Discuss Journey from Undocumented Immigrant to Apple Engineer
Former Apple Engineer Enrique Diaz will be the College of Engineering's next diversity and inclusion speaker from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 12, in the Advanced Technologies Laboratory (No. 7). In 1970, Diaz's teenage mother moved him from Guanajuato, Mexico, to California’s Central Valley, where she worked to support herself and her 2-year-old son. By eighth grade, Diaz had lived in eight different locations, sometimes “squatting” on vacant property, and his family needed food stamps, clothing programs, housing programs and other social services to make ends meet. As a result, Diaz carried shame throughout his childhood and suffered from very low self-esteem. But his mother was committed to making certain he and his siblings made the most of America’s public education. He was good in math and became one of the first in his family to attend college, earning a computer engineering degree from Cal Poly. After graduating, he was offered a job at Apple Computer (eventually, Apple Inc.) and worked as a research and development scientist there for 23 years. Learn more here.
Cherish the Ladies Comes to the PAC March 12
Cherish the Ladies will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in Miossi Hall, presented by Cal Poly Arts. The long-running, Grammy-nominated, Irish American super group formed in New York City in 1985 to celebrate the rise of extraordinary women in what had been a male-dominated Irish music scene. Over the past 35 years, the group has toured the world, played at the White House and the Olympics, and recorded 17 critically acclaimed albums, including its latest release, "Heart of the Home." Tickets range from $23-$43 for students, faculty and staff. They can be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket Office from noon to 6 p.m., by calling ext. 6-4849, or online on the PAC website.
'Why Be Good?' to be Screened with Live Musical Score at the PAC March 14
The Forbes Organ Series will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 14, in Miossi Hall, presented by Cal Poly Arts in partnership with the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. The newly restored 1929 silent comedy "Why Be Good?" starring San Luis Obispo icon Colleen Moore will be screened with a live musical score provided by famed organist and silent film accompanist Christian Elliott playing the Forbes Pipe Organ. Considered a lost film for many decades, a 35 mm print was discovered in an Italian archive in the late 1990s. Enjoy the rare opportunity of experiencing a silent film the way it was meant to be seen and heard — with a genuine period-authentic accompaniment provided by a renowned solo film organist. Tickets are $25 for students, faculty and staff. They can be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket Office from noon to 6 p.m., by calling ext. 6-4849, or online on the PAC website.
Arab Music Ensemble to Host Iranian and Tajik Guest Artists in March 14 Concert
The Arab Music Ensemble and guest artists will perform a program of Arab, Iranian and Tajik music that includes popular dance from the Eastern Mediterranean at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, in Spanos Theatre. The guest artists performing Iranian and Tajik music will include Nasser Sabouri on vocals, Azadeh Nemat Gorgani on piano, Maruf Noyoft on robab (short-necked lute), and Faisal Zedan on riqq (tambourine), daff (frame drum), and darabukka (goblet drum). The director of the ensemble of guest artists will be Neema Hekmat on santur (hammered dulcimer). In this unique program, all of the musicians will be on stage for the duration of the show performing their respective Arab, Iranian and Tajik music traditions. Adding to the intercultural collaboration, the songs, “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing” and “Edelweiss,” first made popular in the U.S., will be sung in English as well as in Arabic and Persian. Tickets are sold at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, ext. 6-4849. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website or call ext. 6-2406.
Cal Poly Choirs’ ‘Traditions’ Concert to be Held March 15
All of Cal Poly’s choral ensembles will perform at the Choirs’ Winter Concert, “Traditions,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 15, in the Performing Arts Center. The University Singers, Chamber Choir and Women’s Chorus will sing arrangements of American folk music and African American spirituals, early and modern American classical music, and an adaptation of a Native American chant. PolyPhonics, Cal Poly’s premiere choir, will conclude the program with repertoire it will perform while on a spring break tour of San Diego from March 20-22. Faculty members Suzanne Duffy, flute; Amy Goymerac, soprano, will each be featured on the program. The Bay Area ensemble Kitka will not be able to participate in the program as originally scheduled. Tickets are sold at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, ext. 6-4849. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website or call ext. 6-2406.
Art and Design Alumni Show Continues Through March 17
The Art and Design Department and the University Art Gallery will welcome back 12 alumni from a range of graduating classes. The concentrations of graphic design, studio art and photo/video are all represented in the first Alumni Show to be presented by the University Art Gallery in 10 years. The exhibit runs Feb. 20 through March 17 in the University Art Gallery. Learn more.
Tap Dance Company Dorrance Dance Comes to the PAC March 17
Dorrance Dance will perform "SOUNDspace" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in Miossi Hall, presented by Cal Poly Arts. New York City’s Dorrance Dance is an award-winning tap dance company and one of the hottest ensembles touring today. Their work aims to honor tap dance’s uniquely beautiful history in a new dynamic and compelling context — not by stripping the form of its tradition, but by pushing it rhythmically, technically and conceptually. Through myriad sounds and textures of the feet, "SOUNDspace" explores what is most captivating and exceptional about tap dancing: movement as music. Tickets range from $30-54 for students, faculty and staff. They can be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket Office from noon to 6 p.m., by calling ext. 6-4849, or online on the PAC website.
To find out what’s going on at Cal Poly, visit the Events Calendar. The site includes community events that are open to the public and Campus Life events open to students, faculty and staff. The calendar also includes events at the Performing Arts Center. A link from the calendar allows staff, faculty and students to check facility availability before requesting and reserving on-campus locations for activities and events. For more information about publishing an event on the calendar, contact email@example.com.
For an overview of up-to-date sports information, photos and videos, visit gopoly.com. Students always get in free. Faculty and staff discounts are available.
Upcoming Events @ Home
Thursday, March 12
Softball vs. Notre Dame, Bob Janssen Field, 5 p.m.
Baseball vs. Oklahoma, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.
Friday, March 13
Men's Tennis vs. Utah State, Mustang Tennis Complex, noon.
Softball vs. Saint Mary's, Bob Janssen Field, 3 p.m.
Softball vs. Santa Clara, Bob Janssen Field, 5:30 p.m.
Baseball vs. Oklahoma, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 14
Men's Tennis vs. BYU, Mustang Tennis Complex, noon.
Softball vs. Santa Clara, Bob Janssen Field, 3 p.m.
Baseball vs. Oklahoma, Baggett Stadium, 4 p.m.
Softball vs. Saint Mary's, Bob Janssen Field, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 15
Women's Tennis vs. U. San Francisco, Mustang Tennis Complex, 10 a.m.
Softball vs. Notre Dame, Bob Janssen Field, 11 a.m.
Baseball vs. Oklahoma, Baggett Stadium, 1 p.m.
Softball vs. Notre Dame, Bob Janssen Field, 5 p.m.
Baseball vs. Oklahoma, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.
Friday, March 20
Baseball vs. San Diego State, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 21
Beach Volleyball vs. California, Mustang Beach Volleyball Complex, 10 a.m.
Beach Volleyball vs. Saint Mary's, Mustang Beach Volleyball Complex, 2 p.m.
Baseball vs. San Diego State, Baggett Stadium, 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 22
Baseball vs. San Diego State, Baggett Stadium, 1 p.m.
Monday, March 23
Men's Golf hosts Cal Poly Match Play Championship, Cypress Ridge Golf Course, 8 a.m.
Tuesday, March 24
Men's Golf hosts Cal Poly Match Play Championship, Cypress Ridge Golf Course, 8 a.m.
Wednesday, March 25
Beach Volleyball vs. Washington, Pismo Beach Courts, 9 a.m.
Beach Volleyball vs. Arizona, Pismo Beach Courts, 1 p.m.
Friday, March 27
Women's Tennis vs. UC Riverside, Mustang Tennis Complex, 11 a.m.
Saturday, March 28
Softball vs. UC Davis (double-header), Bob Janssen Field, 1 p.m.
Sunday, March 29
Softball vs. UC Davis, Bob Janssen Field, 1 p.m.
For all available job openings, visit jobs.calpoly.edu. All new positions opened this week are listed below. To apply, go online and complete the application form. Current employees can also find job postings at CSU Careers, an internal job site for CSU employees. For assistance, call Human Resources at ext. 6-2236.
#496081 — Administrative Support Assistant II, Counseling — Temporary, Student Affairs —Campus Health and Wellbeing. $31,200-$55,104 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $31,200-$36,000 per year. Open until closed.
#496387 — Degree Progress Evaluator (Student Services Professional II), Academic Affairs — Office of the Registrar. $51,648-$73,440 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $51,648-$54,000 per year. Open until filled.
#496396 — Financial Aid Scholarship Coordinator (Student Services Professional II), Academic Affairs — Admissions, Recruitment and Financial Aid. $51,648-$73,440 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $51,648-$54,000 per year. Open until filled.
#496274 — Administrative Support Assistant — Kinesiology and Public Health, College of Science and Mathematics — Kinesiology and Public Health. $32,460-$55,104 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $34,800-$44,400 per year. Open until filled.
#496373 — Vice President for University Development and Alumni Engagement/CEO Cal Poly Foundation (Administrator IV), University Development and Alumni Engagement, Cal Poly Foundation. Salary commensurate with the background and experience of the individual selected. Open until filled.
#496270 — Biological Sciences Budget Analyst (Administrative Analyst/Specialist), College of Science and Mathematics — Biological Sciences Department. $39,456-$76,164 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $50,400-$62,400 per year. Open until filled.
#496389 — Academic Advisor — Mustang Success Center (Student Services Professional II), Academic Affairs-Provost — Academic Programs and Planning. $51,648-$73,440 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $51,648 per year. Open until filled.
#496301 — Articulation and Transfer Credit Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator), Academic Affairs — Office of the Registrar. $34,152-$61,776 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $34,800-$44,400 per year. Open until filled.
#496146 — Community Service Specialist, Administration and Finance — Public Safety. $33,480-$60,588 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $43,200-$51,600 per month. Open until filled.
#496216 — Director, Grants Development Office (Administrator II), Academic Affairs — Research and Sponsored Programs. Salary commensurate with the background and experience of the individual selected. Open until closed.
For a full list of available jobs, go to jobs.calpoly.edu.
Faculty Employment Opportunities
Visit jobs.calpoly.edu for all available job openings. For assistance, call Academic Personnel at ext. 6-2844.
#496080 — Full-time Lecturer, Physics, College of Science and Mathematics. Open until filled.
#496215 — Full-time Lecturer, Accounting, Orfalea College of Business. Open until filled.
#496143 — Full-time Lecturer, Foodservice and Nutrition Systems Management, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. Open until filled.
#496413 — Full-time Lecturer, BioResource and Agriculture Engineering, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. Open until filled.
#496405 —Full-time Lecturer, Surveying, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. Open until filled.
Corporation Employment Opportunities
Cal Poly Corporation is a separate entity operating in concert with the university to provide a diverse range of services and resources to students, faculty and staff. To view all available job postings or apply, visit the Corporation website. For assistance, contact Human Resources at ext. 6-1121.
Marketing Design Coordinator, Marketing and Communication, $46,716.80- $70,096 per year.
ASI Employment Opportunities
Candidates are asked to visit the ASI website to complete an ASI application and apply for open positions. For more information, visit the ASI Business Office in UU 212 or call ext. 6-5800.
Assistant Director — Wellness and Fitness. Annual Salary: $75,428 with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.
Coordinator — Event Management. Annual salary: $60,016 with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.
Club Services Assistant. Salary: $18.30/hour with excellent benefits.
Administrative Assistant II — University Union (Temporary Full Time). Salary: $22.64/hour with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.
Assistant Coordinator — Recruitment. Salary: $25.01/hour with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.
Assistant Coordinator — Marketing and Assessment. Salary: $25.01/hour with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.
Teacher. Salary: $16.14/hour with excellent benefits. Position open until 9 p.m. on March 16.
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